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We help bridging the needs of our partners by closely monitoring global market developments, offering expertise that eliminates risks, and delivering a choice selection from approved sources. Our traders constantly update their knowledge through daily contact with major spice growers and suppliers across the globe. Experts who speak the local language are frequently on the spot in spice producing areas. As a result, they are always aware of current market conditions and ready to supply our customers with crucial information at any time.

Stay up-to-date on market developments with these market reports prepared by our market experts.

 

30 November 2018

CatZinfo

The final has begun! The last month with traditionally heavy sales is ahead. Actually for already several weeks we noticed more activities, especially for the short term coverings. With most economies doing well, everybody is optimistic the last weeks of the year will make it up for the quiet summer period. Some problems occur, such […]

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16 November 2018

CatzInfo – Dried Fruits & Walnuts

Gradually the dollar is firming against the euro, which makes calculating into euros less friendly. Moreover most markets are firming caused by a mixture of elements: seasonal demand, disappointing crops, firmer local currencies and empty markets as buyers have been buying very carefully in the decreasing markets. Now we seem to have left the lower […]

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26 October 2018

CatzInfo – Dried Fruits & Walnuts

It is safe to say most of our readers visited – if not exhibiting at – Paris last week as we met many of them at SIAL. Though most meetings were short, all together it gave some indications about markets and their developments as well as some impressions on trends in the world of food. […]

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5 October 2018

CatZinfo

The outcome of the new crops on the Northern Hemisphere is becoming more and more known. Some crops are in already (apricots) and some have just begun (Californian walnuts). Buyers do realize time is ticking and the important end-of-the-year period for most products is getting closer. There is still some hesitation as some crops are […]

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7 September 2018

CatZinfo – dried fruits & walnuts

After a period of daily breaking news about volatile currencies and new imposed tariffs, the last 2 weeks it seemed we reached a cooling down period. Turkish suppliers still see some unchartered waters ahead, as the rate of the Turkish Lira may still go either way after a tweet of Mr. Trump or a remark […]

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24 August 2018

CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

Those returned from holidays did not miss much developments of markets. Most markets are rather quiet in anticipation of the harvests on the Northern Hemisphere which have either started or still have to start. We suppose also on holidays you will not have missed the result of Mr.Trump’s threats towards Turkey and the devastating consequences […]

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15 August 2018

CatZinfo

Now the heat in Northern Europe for time being stepped down somewhat, we hope to see trade to become more active. However it is not only the temperature which has slowed down trade, but most and for all ‘external’ factors. As mentioned before the trade war started by Mr. Trump has caused a lot of […]

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CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

20 July 2018

At the moment many of us are enjoying the holidays and trade is somewhat slow. On the other hand, for those still ‘on duty’, there are less hands to do the same job. All over the world sellers and buyers take precautions to be safeguarded for implications as a result of the “trade war” started […]

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29 June 2018

CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

With the holidays approaching and for some countries still some interesting football matches ahead, trade is coming in a lower gear. Daily business is less active were as focus is now on the new crops on the Northern Hemisphere. The Turkish apricot meanwhile started to be harvested, whereas other crops will be taking off the […]

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8 June 2018

CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

More than ever we see a lot of outside elements having influence on our trade. What will in the end be the consequences of tariff on steel from Europe in the US, reinforced sanctions for Iran, elections in Turkey, Brexit, volatile currencies, limitations of pesticides and contaminants by Brussels, etc? The problem is, it is […]

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